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Permaculture Design Certificate Course with Starhawk & Friends @ Earth Activists Online
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm

Learn how to design human systems that mimic natural systems, using a minimum of energy and resources and creating real abundance and social justice. We will cover principles and ethics, reading the landscape, how to heal soil and cleanse water, design integrated systems, harvest water, drought-proof land, build soil, sequester carbon, make compost, compost tea, and biochar, bio-remediate toxins, and more. Explore the solutions to climate change, and the strategies and organizing tools that can put them into place.
Join Starhawk, Charles Williams and an all star cast for Earth Activist Training’s FIRST fully online Permaculture Design Certificate Course. We have been teaching this course for 20 years and now are adapting our teaching skills to the needs of the moment. We are excited to share with our global Earth Activist friends, family, and new community!
Students who complete the course requirement receive a Permaculture Design Certificate, recognized by PINA (Permaculture Institute of North America). 

LIVE CLASS: Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 PM Pacific starting July 21st. Registration below.

What Makes EAT Different?
There are many great permaculture design certificate courses offered around the globe, that teach an  standard 72 hour curriculum covering the basics of regenerative system design.  Earth Activist Training teaches this curriculum—but with a difference.  We ground our work in spirit, to further your personal resilience, and teach with a perspective rooted in social justice struggles and with a focus on organizing and activism.

A Sampling of Topics Covered: plant guilds, food forests, edible landscaping, plants, animals, natural building, design, earth, water, climate, energy, spirit, social permaculture, organizing & activism.

  •     Permaculture Principles, Ethics and Design Process
  •     Climate Change Strategies for Mitigation and Adaptation
  •     Water Systems, Water Harvesting, Roof Water Catchment
  •     Graywater and Blackwater Treatment
  •     Bioremediation
  •     Soil Building
  •     Compost, Compost teas, Cover crops, No-till systems
  •     Plant Guilds and Perennials
  •     Agroforestry and Food Forests
  •     Animal Systems
  •     Grasslands and Grazing Systems
  •     Carbon Farming and Ranching
  •     Urban Permaculture
  •     Eco-villages and Intentional Communities
  •     Alternative and Renewable Energy: Evaluating and Designing Systems
  •     Active and Passive Solar
  •     Organizing in Diverse Communities
  •     Personal Regeneration and Self-Care
  •     Group Dynamics
  •     Communication Tools
  •     Campaign Planning and Organizing
  •     Connecting to the Spirit in Nature
  •     Creating Ritual and Ceremony

Our students include:

    • Community organizers and activists from many movements, including environmental justice, food justice, global justice, anti-oppression, human rights workers, and others
    • Green business entrepreneurs who want to have a broader understanding of the possibilities
    • Established professionals wanting to broaden and deepen their knowledge of sustainable alternatives
    • Teachers, environmental educators, and youth workers
    • Gardeners, farmers, ranchers, and land stewards of all kinds
    • Anyone involved in gardening, especially school gardens and community gardens
    • Young people looking for a career oriented around sustainability
    • People in mid-life looking for a new direction for existing or new work
    • Retirees wanting new fields to explore
    • People involved with intentional communities, co-housing and Eco-villages, or those who want to start or join one
    • Architects and landscape designers
    • Artists, musicians, poets, writers and dancers, and anyone who collaborates creatively
    • Dreamers, visionaries, and more…

What You’ll Get

  • 72 Hour Permaculture Design Certificate recognized by the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA)
  • 15 Live, interactive 2 hour sessions with Starhawk, Charles Williams & other talented guest teachers. All live classes recorded for viewing in a time that works for you.
    • (NOTE: Participants need to attend 80% of live sessions to receive the certificate)
  • Digital materials, readings and exercises to guide your home practice. Downloadable for convenience.
  • Ongoing support through the course from our teaching assistants Malik Coburn and Sunshine Rose Claymore.
  • Membership in our private online training community where you can connect, share, and learn with others in the course.
  • Community engagement with Starhawk and our EAT teaching team via the Earth Activists Online virtual classroom.
  • Participants will complete a permaculture design project and get individualized feedback

+ Weekly Assignments & Hands-on projects will vary but may include mapping, water harvesting structures, graywater or roof catchment, compost, compost teas, sheet mulch, plant propagation, planting trees and shrubs, seed-starting, introductions to natural building concepts (including cob, straw-clay or plastering) and a collaborative design project.

We understand these will be dependent on your ability to have access to the resources needed to perform them. Projects can be tailored to students of varied levels of physical ability, access and diverse ages. If you have any questions regarding your ability to meet any of the Permaculture Design Certificate requirements, please contact our support team: earthactivistsonline@gmail.com

Course Structure & Schedule: 

Our Zoom sessions will take place on Tuesdays beginning July 21st through November 2nd, 5:30-7:30pm Pacific Time. All live classes will be recorded for viewing at a time. The live sessions will include interactive exercises that will help you apply your learning in a hands-on way.

Each week you will also be assigned 2-3 hrs of homework and/ or hands-on projects to complete your 72 hour certification.

MEETING CLASS REQUIREMENTS:  Completing the full list of assigned projects/ homework and attending classes are required to complete your 72 hr certificate. Students must attend 80% of LIVE Classes. If this is in the middle of the night for your timezone – we can arrange a video replay check in to ensure of attendance. *If meeting these requirements is going to be an issue but you still wish to attend this training, please contact our support team to find a solution:  earthactivistsonline@gmail.com

Internationally Certified Program

Earth Activist Training offers our Permaculture Design Certificate in association with the Permaculture Institute of North America. Each student who officially completes the required coursework will receive a Permaculture Design Certificate which will be registered with PINA.

Want to learn more? Check out the introduction webinar we hosted 7/7

Registration:

We are offering this course on a sliding scale from resilient tuition for $600 up to abundant tuition for $800. We want to make this course as accessible as possible so our aim is to meet you where you are at. If you are able to pay the full tuition of $800 – your additional pay will support our Diversity Scholarship Program.

PAYMENT is your REGISTRATION – not other action is required. Our team will be notified and you’ll be added to our roster! Official Welcome letters will be sent starting July 11th. You can contact our coordinator with any questions via email: earthactivistsonline@gmail.com


Cost: $600-$800 sliding scale


PAYMENT PLAN: In order for us to offer this option – there is an increase in our administrative costs so the payment plan option is for our $800 tuition. We are asking for a $200 down payment to reserve your spot and then $50 / month for 12 months totaling $800 by July 2021.

DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS: Earth Activist Training is committed to increasing the diversity of the global permaculture and regenerative land movements. Our goal is to provide access to our programs through scholarships for indigenous people and people of color working in environmental and food justice areas. Apply via the link below.

WORK TRADE AVAILABLE: We have transitioned our traditional in person work trade into a remote arrangement. The cost of this course increases with this option as there is additional administrative time. We ask that you pay a 50% contribution (which is $90) and work trade for 4.5 hrs ($20/ hr + 30 mins communications) of communication time on the house). Please fill out an application (blue button beneath) and our team will get back to you with confirmation.

Diversity Scholarship / Work Trade Application

Reach out to our team with any questions, comments, or concerns: earthactivistsonline@gmail.com